This is the definitive overview of the artwork of the seminal Manchester-based Factory label, covering its iconic record sleeves, posters, ephemera, venues and packaging. After a foreword by the late founder of Factory, Tony Wilson, an introductory essay discusses the label's role in bringing design to the mainstream. Thereafter the book is organized as a generously illustrated catalogue, arranged by the famous Factory reference system. Factory Records, as part of the story, has been given its own reference number - Fac 461 - making it a collectable item in its own right.
'Breathtaking ... a must-have reference for music aficionados' - Computer Arts Projects
'As an indicator of time's passing, a document of an important pop-culture moment and just as great a book of superb looks, serial number Fac 461 is the business' - GQ
'By the time you reach the Happy Mondays' explosions of graffiti and goo you're properly convinced of the genius of everyone involved' - The Word
'A collectible item in its own right' - iD Magazine
'A lovingly compiled collection' - Independent (Ten of the Best Rock Books)
'Its depth, detail and sheer brilliance put other coffee-table music books to shame' - NME
Foreword; Introduction; Catalogue; List and short descriptions; Visual index; Further reading, covering both design and music.
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 10th September 2007
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.1 x 29.0
Weight (kg): 1.4
Edition Number: 1